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Nasa's commercial space flight plans
Nasa's commercial space flight plans

Boeing will be the first commercial company to carry a Nasa astronaut to space in July 2017 followed by its competitor SpaceX…

Nasa's spacecraft nears Pluto

Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft has travelled 5 billion kilometres and is nearing the end of its nine-year journey to Pluto…

Our galaxy's space shortcut

A giant doorway to another galaxy may exist at the centre of the Milky Way, a study suggests.

Springs could solve Mars mystery

Dramatic geothermal landscape of Waimangu volcanic rift valley a miniature Mars for space buggy inspired by next robotic…

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Footballing titans Sonny Bill Williams and Paul Gallen…

Piano man plays Turning Tables video Piano man plays Turning Tables

Paihia's piano man, Craig Michael Gregory, plays Adele's…

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Musk eyes speedy space internet
Musk eyes speedy space internet

Elon Musk, the billionaire technology entrepreneur, has announced plans for a space internet project that would provide…

Got right stuff? Rocket Lab wants you
Got right stuff? Rocket Lab wants you

It IS rocket science - and Auckland-based Rocket Lab has about 35 jobs to fill as it shoots for it s first flight at the…

Pair get ready for year in space
Pair get ready for year in space

Two men are about to spend a year on the orbiting International Space Station in an experiment that will test the limits…

Toxic leak scare on space station
Toxic leak scare on space station

Astronauts fled part of the International Space Station after a false alarm indicated a possible toxic ammonia leak.

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This year's first big solar storm
This year's first big solar storm

Only two weeks into the new year, the sun has sent out some crazy streams of radiation.

Life span written in our solar star

Could the Sun be your lucky - or unlucky - star?

New Zealand stars in world's clearest skies list

New Zealand's Lake Tekapo has been ranked one of the best spots in the world for stargazing.

Two Earth-like planets found

Eight new planets have been discovered orbiting at a distance where oceans and life could exist - and two are the most similar…

Rocket launch called off at last minute
Rocket launch called off at last minute

SpaceX called off a supply flight to the International Space Station because of rocket trouble, another…

Spacecraft nears Pluto

A lonely spacecraft is nearing Pluto after a 4.8 billion-kilometer journey lasting almost nine years.

Comet blasts into our skies

Holidaying star-gazers this week have the chance to observe a huge chunk of ice and gas hurtling through the night sky faster…

Roar of the crowd heard in science

You can take a role in testing the effect of warming skin on memory. Or you can involve yourself in a bid to land a spaceship…

Probe's comet landing wins breakthrough vote

The Rosetta mission, which has for the first time put a spacecraft in orbit around a comet and landed a robotic probe on…

Burps point to life on the red planet
Burps point to life on the red planet

It's not evidence of "little green men" but intriguing "burps" of methane have been recorded by Nasa's…

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